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Aside from being right on the substance, what they do well is figure out what the real goal is and what the strategy is to get us there. They don't just fight everything, but know what the right call is and how to get to get the resolution. - Chambers USA, 2018
Renowned for our experience in complex litigation and arbitration, our clients rely on us to anticipate their needs and outperform their expectations. We believe that the best litigation results — whether achieved in court or across the bargaining table — occur when the lawyers are fully prepared to try the case through verdict. Our focus on trial-readiness drives successful and more cost-efficient results for clients, as critical issues are identified early and then used to maximum advantage in the litigation and negotiation processes.

Our team comprises over 700 attorneys throughout our offices worldwide. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also represent clients in connection with proceedings involving government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and all fifty state Offices of Attorneys General.

We have tried cases successfully to verdict or judgment in virtually every business segment and substantive area, including accountant liability, antitrust & competition, class action, mass tort & toxic tort, construction, consumer fraud, ERISA / benefits, franchise & distribution, insurance coverage, international arbitration, product liability, and securities & shareholder litigation.

Honored in every Litigation Department of the Year contest since 2002

The American Lawyer

For the 8th time, Kirkland was selected as one of the “Fearsome Foursome”

The four firms most likely to strike fear in opposing counsel. — BTI Litigation Outlook, 2019

Ranked #1 in the “Global Litigation Top 50”

The Lawyer, 2018